Title Backing the ‘bullies: why bullying is endemic in school and what needs to change Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet The Phoenix Newspaper Media type Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 12/11/18 Description To mark Anti-Bullying Week (Nov 12 – 16), Birmingham City University bullying expert Dr Elizabeth Nassem explores how bullying is dealt with in schools, what needs to change and how mentoring could play a key role.
Despite schools having a legal duty to tackle bullying and the wealth of interventions to eradicate it, bullying remains a serious problem, entrenched in children’s everyday experiences of school, and associated with anxiety, depression and even suicide.
In my research I’ve found that some pupils are beaten up, hit, spit on and kicked as they walk between lessons; children with learning difficulties are often called ‘thick’. Some are ostracised to the point that they spend playtimes alone; pupils whipped with sticks and forced into bins; and children who misbehave have spent several days alone in isolation booths unsure of what they have done wrong.
Producer/Author Elizabeth Nassem URL https://thephoenixnewspaper.com/backing-the-bullies-why-bullying-is-endemic-in-schools-and-what-needs-to-change Persons Elizabeth Nassem